Parks Canada
Parks Canada
yesterday at 21:00. Facebook
#OTD in 1914, Mount Revelstoke became our 8th national park! Have you explored this gorgeous landscape yet? Now’s the time! Take a cool stroll through a lush rainforest on a hot summer day, or gaze at infinite brilliant stars from atop a 2,000-metre mountain peak in the dark of night.

To celebrate #Canada150, we’re featuring ALL of our 200+ places across our social media accounts. Stay tuned!
OTD in 1914 Mount Revelstoke became our 8th national park Have you
Parks Canada
Parks Canada
yesterday at 13:15. Facebook
Happy Friday Follower Photo!!!
This amazing shot comes to us from Thomas Linkel who captioned it: "#Tipi at #GrasslandsNationalPark #Sunset."

Every Friday, we randomly pick a photo sent to us by a follower and feature it on our wall. If you would like to submit a photo for consideration, simply send us a message with your photo and caption.

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Happy Friday Follower Photo This amazing shot comes to us from Thomas
Robert Kimber
Parks Canada
Parks Canada
04/27/2017 at 18:28. Facebook
We're very excited to watch #WildOnHumans with Dr. Jane Goodall!! #Parka clearly steals the show

Jane Goodall Institute of Canada
Steve Smith
Parks Canada
Parks Canada
04/27/2017 at 16:36. Facebook
This is the #ParksChallenge you runners and joggers have been waiting for! This week, snap a picture while out trail running. It's easy, all you have to do is pick your trail, lace up your sneakers, and get moving! Our website can help you find a park near you: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Go on, #GetOutside!
This is the ParksChallenge you runners and joggers have been waiting for
Dmitriy Filatov
Daryl Chymko
Diana Choma
Parks Canada
Parks Canada
04/27/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Tucked under a cliff in the Sinclair Canyon, there’s no better place to soak up a #Canada150 spring than Radium Hot Springs in Kootenay National Park Canada’s biggest hot springs pool offers something for all the family to enjoy!

To celebrate #Canada150, we’re featuring ALL of our 200+ places across our social media accounts. Stay tuned!
Tucked under a cliff in the Sinclair Canyon theres no better place
Cassie Doucette
Mona Carnell
Amber Jackson
Parks Canada
Parks Canada
04/25/2017 at 19:41. Facebook
Exciting news for the bison herd in Banff!
Exciting news for the bison herd in Banff
Deina F. Albrecht
Stacey Martinson
Matt Desrochers
Parks Canada
Parks Canada
04/25/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Explore Canada’s history at Woodside National Historic Site, in Kitchener, Ontario, the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s tenth, and longest-serving Prime Minister. This lovingly preserved Victorian home, filled with King family heirlooms and period reproductions, and set on 11.5 acres of mature forest, is a portal to the Victorian era in Canada.

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Explore Canadas history at Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener Ontario the
Heather Budreau Woodley
Parks Canada
Parks Canada
04/24/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
Join us for #WorldEnvironmentDay this June 5th! Enter this video contest to win a trip #WEDCan [ Ow.ly Link ]
Conor A Baanstra
Anne Dykeman
Stephen Fanstone
Parks Canada
Parks Canada
04/24/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Time for a #Canada150 history lesson! The Battle of Tourond’s Coulee/Fish Creek National Historic Site commemorates the place – la coulée des Tourond – where on April 24, 1885, Métis led by Gabriel Dumont, and Cree and Dakota First Nations, held back the advancing North West Field Force. It was the first time the Métis encountered the Canadian military. National Historic Sites in...
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Time for a Canada150 history lesson The Battle of Touronds CouleeFish Creek
Tess Eileen
Esther Korchynski
Heidi Mitchell
Parks Canada
Parks Canada
04/23/2017 at 23:40. Facebook
Presentation swords like this one are decorative, and were most often presented as gifts for impressive achievements, to be worn on special occasions. This sword was presented by the Legislature of Upper Canada in 1816 in recognition of Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Battersby's services. He was a British Commander who served during the War of 1812.

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Presentation swords like this one are decorative and were most often presented
Frank Jastrzembski
Jessica Webster Hudson
Jan Paniccia Frenette
Parks Canada
Parks Canada
04/23/2017 at 20:35. Facebook
For those of you who like to get into a story, we've created a YouTube playlist with all of our long-form videos! These videos are all longer than 5 mins, so if you want to scratch beneath the surface and get to know our places a bit better, this one's for you: [ Ow.ly Link ]

It's #SubscriberSunday! Did you know we have a YouTube channel? You don't want to miss any of our awesome videos, so...
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For those of you who like to get into a story weve
Marilyn Vaughan Johnson
Sydney Shepherd
Lynn Gall
Parks Canada
Parks Canada
04/22/2017 at 18:15. Facebook
We ❤ . Happy Earth Day! Did you know our dark sky preserves protect unique ecosystems and promote energy savings? Light pollution is an often overlooked aspect of environmental footprints, learn more: [ Ow.ly Link ]

What are you doing for the Earth today? #EarthDay2017 Earth Day Canada

Photo taken in Point Pelee National Park.
We Happy Earth Day Did you know our dark sky preserves protect
Amy Ruttan
Elizabeth Cann-Heath
Laurel Hounslow
We #ParksChallenge you,
To a brand new poem or two!
Instead of a verse about a park or site oh-so-nifty,
We want rhymes about YOUR plans for #Canada150!
If you aren’t so sure of how to start your poetic creation,
Here are some words from our Parliamentary Poet Laureate for inspiration!

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Noéline M. Baumann
Shirley Fernandez
Jay Hamilton
Did you know that Pacific Rim National Park Reserve was our 1st national park on the pacific coast, AND our 1st national park reserve? Activities range from a one-hour interpretive walk to the hike of a lifetime along the legendary West Coast Trail. Plan your West Coast Trail trek today: [ Pc.gc.ca Link ]

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Did you know that Pacific Rim National Park Reserve was our 1st
Mark O'Brien
Jesse Bérubé
Kevin Peters
Happy Friday Follower Photo!!!
This amazing shot of Prince Edward Island National Park comes to us from @ryan_cheverie on Instagram, who captioned it: “Summer couldn't come soon enough.” Prince Edward Island Tourism

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Happy Friday Follower Photo This amazing shot of Prince Edward Island National
Christine Maréchal
Larissa Row
Private Charles Traveller, 70th (the Surrey) Regiment of Foot painted this self-portrait in La Prairie, in 1841. It is one of the few known paintings by a common soldier of the era.

Discover more artefacts under our care by following #OurVaults on @PCarchaeology. [ Twitter.com Link ]
Private Charles Traveller 70th the Surrey Regiment of Foot painted this selfportrait
Peter Teichroeb
Don’t leave Parka hanging, it’s National High Five Day! If you see her at one of our places during your visit, be sure to give her one up top!

Kids love our Club Parka activities: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Photo taken at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Nova Scotia
Dont leave Parka hanging its National High Five Day If you see
Hiheho Ando
John Bulmer
Brent Landry
Happy Bicycle Day! National parks + bikes = ❤ But really, is there a more natural pair?? Whether it's mountain biking or a relaxed forest ride, our parks are awesome places to bring your bike. Tell us about your favourite trail below!

Photo taken in Banff National Park.
Happy Bicycle Day National parks bikes But really is there a more
Glyn Laybourn
Deana Kat
Greg Johnson
It’s the International Day of Monuments and Historic Sites! You may be familiar with our national parks, but did you know that we manage 171 historic sites? And this year marks the 100th anniversary of the first national historic site in Canada! Celebrate #NHS100 and use your Discovery Pass to plan a historic summer: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Its the International Day of Monuments and Historic Sites You may be
Christina McGragh
Sharon Bugg
Bill Preston
Marie Lacoste Gérin-Lajoie, a pioneer of the women’s suffrage movement, is commemorated with an #HSMBC plaque.

On April 18, 1940, women obtained the right to vote in Quebec. Marie Lacoste Gérin-Lajoie was one of the pioneers of the suffrage movement at both the provincial and federal level. #Canada150
Marie Lacoste GérinLajoie a pioneer of the womens suffrage movement is commemorated
Sandra Piening